Yoruba group to Buhari: ‘Your anti-corruption war not credible’

By Ahmed Sobiye, Abeokuta
A group, the Yoruba Unity Forum (YUF) has declared that the anti- corruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration lacks “thoroughness and fairness” in its execution.
According to the group, using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to hunt corruption suspects and making headlines of huge sums of money stolen without diligent investigation, prosecution and jailing of those found guilty, does not show thoroughness.
The YUF position was contained in an open letter addressed to the President on the state of the nation and read before journalists by its Chairman, Rt. Rev. Bolanle Gbonigi, during a press conference held at the Efunyela Hall, Ikenne, Ogun State, home of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Gbonigi, who said the Forum’s suggestion that a “credible fight against corruption” among other measures, would help tackle the socio- economic problems plaguing the nation, faulted the President’s concentration on just recovering of stolen money without jailing the treasury looters.
The retired Bishop said such method of recovering just the loots without punishing the looters only encourages corruption and not deters it.
He said the Forum also found it quite baffling that persons close to the President such as his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, among others, have remained untouched despite allegations of corruption against them.

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